Stage 1: Foundation
This is when you will be introduced to your Construction Manager, the homesite is prepared, foundation forms are set, in-slab plumbing is installed, and the concrete is poured (and begins the curing process). This is the point when many people wonder if their home will be large enough, however, seeing the foundation without the walls can be very deceiving.
Stage 2: Framing
You’ll be surprised how quickly this is done. One day there’s nothing but a concrete slab, then a few days later, there’s a house sitting on that slab – at least the framework of one, with the exterior and interior walls built. This is when you get your first true sense of your home’s breadth and shape.
Stage 3: Roofing
This is when the structure becomes “weatherproof.” We install decking, flashing, and shingles. This is also the time we install the windows, doors, and wrap the exterior walls with its weather resistant barrier (WRB).
Stage 4: Mechanical Roughs
All wiring, outlets, and breaker boxes are installed. Air conditioning and heating equipment is in place, as well as the plumbing in the walls and ceilings is installed. This is also when our Quality Assurance and municipal inspections are completed. For all intents and purposes, your home is built by the end of this stage. Now onto the finish outs to turn your house into a home.
Stage 5: Drywall & Exterior Finishes
After insulation is installed and all inspections are completed, the exterior and interior wall surfaces are covered and finished out. Brick and/or stone goes up on the outside, meanwhile the drywall is installed and texture is applied on the inside. This is when your home begins to resemble its final form.
Stage 6: Wood Trim & Doors
Once the drywall is complete and the textured has cured, the finish carpenters arrive to install the interior doors and molding, as well as any staircase railings and balusters.
Stage 7: Cabinets, Countertops, & Paint
The kitchen and bathroom cabinets are installed and painted and/or stained. The countertops for the kitchen and bathrooms are then installed. Upon completion of this stage, your closing date will be established and communicated to you through your Sales Manager.
Stage 8: Finish Outs
After the paint is dry and countertops are set, the finish outs get installed. Your tile, plumbing, HVAC, low voltage, and a whole bunch of other interior items get installed. During this time, your flatwork, landscaping, and sod is also installed.
Stage 9: Builder Acceptance
This is when your Construction Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, and Area Construction Manager perform thorough inspections of your entire home to ensure that it meets our high construction standards. This is also when the final municipality inspections occur to ensure your home was built to, and above, the current building code.
Stage 10: Homeowner Introductory Tour
Finally, your Construction Manager will introduce you to your new home, pointing out all its unique features and systems designed specifically for your home. In as few as ten days, you will have closed and been given the keys to your brand-new Windsor home. Congratulations on your journey and welcome to the family!